We were founded by far sighted individuals sick of seeing wave after wave of weeds, feral animals and other pests destroying the natural places they loved.
The result was the creation of the Invasive Species Council.
Although these people came from a diverse range of backgrounds, they all shared a passion for the Australian bush and a desire to protect it from damaging invasive species.
Together, they formed the Invasive Species Council’s Foundation Committee:
Although they are one of the top three threats facing Australia’s natural environment invasive species are all too often neglected as a conservation issue.
It was this realisation in 2002 that spurred a number of committed environmentalists to create the Invasive Species Council.
Founding members include research zoologist Dr Barry Traill and biologist and writer Tim Low, who worked for the Invasive Species Council for several years as a project officer.
Writing in the first edition of Feral Herald, ISC’s quarterly newsletter, Barry summed up the rationale for establishing a group to focus on invasive species this way:
We now know that invasives are one of the greatest threats facing native species and nature on Earth, and certainly in Australia.
Read what The Age newspaper reported about the formation of the Invasive Species Council.